HTC introduces a high-end smartphone that can perform a number of tasks with no need to touch a screen.

HTC has announced a new smartphone, the U11, as well as a new way to interact with it by squeezing the sides of the device to perform different functions. The newcomer with a 5.5-inch, Quad HD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, and new glass and metal design follows the HTC 10 unveiled last year.

HTC has added a new feature called “Edge Sense” for users to perform multiple tasks with either short or long squeezes. The feature is expected to facilitate doing basic tasks single-handedly, and taking into consideration the U11’s expanded display dimensions, the possibility to use the phone with one hand is appreciated. Short squeezes will allow opening the camera and taking pictures once the camera app is open. Long squeezes will start the Google voice assistant or toggle the flashlight on and off.

It is a new experience to make the phone doing things without touching a screen so it may take some time for people to get used to it. The phone doesn’t actually flex when you do this — the metal sides have pressure sensors just below the volume and power keys — but there is an on-screen cue when you’re activating the feature.

HTC decided to implement the feature gradually. Nigel Newby-House, the vice president of product planning for HTC America, unveils that the company hopes to introduce people to this new experience with the U11 and it will expand the Edge Sense features in the future once we’re all used to gorilla gripping the sides of our phones to do things.

As for the design, HTC is introducing metal and glass device with curved panels that blend into the metal frame and vibrant, pearlescent colors. Thus, the company decided to move away from the all-aluminum unibody designs of previous phones.

HTC has removed a 3.5mm headphone jack offering to use USB Type-C port instead for charging, data transfer, and audio function.  The change has a number of advantages including more room inside the phone for other components, smoother design of the bottom edge, and better audio experience, as the included headphones have both audio tuning and active noise cancellation. HTC has also added a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter to use with other headphones.

The U11 has all other specifications expected in a high-end Android smartphone in mid-2017. It has Qualcomm’s latest processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage with support for microSD cards (a version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will be available in select markets, but not the US), a 12-megapixel camera with optical stabilization and dual-pixel autofocus, and a 3,000mAh battery. The U11 is also rated for IP67 water and dust resistance.

The U11 offers three different intelligent assistants – Google Assistant, HTC’s Sense Companion and Amazon’s Alexa. This is the first smartphone to have full hands-free support for Alexa, so users can say commands with no need to first open an app or even unlock the phone.

The U11 is now available for preorder for $649 and will be hitting stores on June 9th. The price will make up $696.

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